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Revolt of the saints : memory and redemption in the twilight of Brazilian racial democracy

Author: John F Collins
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Anthropologist John F. Collins explores shifts in racial identification in Brazil by examining the transformation of a celebrated Afro-Brazilian neighborhood in Salvador, Brazil from a red light district into an idealized UNESCO World Heritage Site, wherein its residents were celebrated yet stigmatized and expelled.
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Collins, John F., 1965 April 19-
Revolt of the saints.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015008870
(OCoLC)887854294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John F Collins
ISBN: 9780822395706 0822395703
OCLC Number: 908508852
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 463 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Introduction: being, through the archive --
"The eighteenth battalion of love": failure and the dissemination of misinterpretation --
Letters to the Amazons --
Prostitution's bureaucracy: making up people in the "city of women" --
A metaphysics for our time: Pelourinho properties, Bahian social bodies, and the shifting meanings of rams and fetuses --
Treasure tales and national bodies: mystery and metaphor in Bahian life --
"But madame, what if I should need to defecate in your neighborhood?" --
"Chatty chatty mouth, you want to know your culture" --
Conclusion: saints, not angels.
Responsibility: John F. Collins.

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